Committed To Care, Community, Making Dreams Come True


The Payson Care Center is committed to care, community and whatever it takes to make dreams come true.

For Rim Country residents and the surrounding areas, Payson Care Center has been utilized by numerous hospitals, clinics, chiropractics and the medical community to help make their patients’ dreams for a successful recovery a reality.

Based on the Life Care Center of America’s slogan, “Whatever It Takes and Then Some!” the team at Payson Care Center does just that. PCC offers post-acute skilled nursing with rehabilitation services, a special care unit for Alzheimer and dementia residents, long-term care for those needing additional assistance with daily activities, and out-patient rehabilitation, which includes physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as special programming for cardio, wellness and wound care.

“Our success is measured by those we serve in the Payson and surrounding communities, their families and loved ones,” said Brian Hackerott, executive director of Payson Care Center.

Changing the stigma of skilled nursing facilities as being “nursing homes” where loved ones are left to die, is a constant battle. In this day and age, services must change with what is physically, emotionally and medically needed and what the families now expect. At Payson Care Center, the dedicated nursing staff and ancillary team members are doing just that.

With an expanded in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation program, versatile daily activities that are offered in-house and out in the community, plus a variety of nutritional and diversified meals, Payson Care Center is at the forefront of up and coming “skilled nursing” facilities. Working in conjunction with the PCC team, Cindy Backes, director of marketing has made it her primary focus to see that the medical community and residents of the Rim Country are offered needed education, assistance and programming.

“One of our main goals is to enhance our patient and resident care by becoming a provider of education and support systems for our friends and families,” said Backes. PCC does this by bringing educational presentations to the community through a combined effort of local organizations. This most recently occurred when PCC and Payson United Methodist Church co-sponsored a presentation by the Banner Alzheimer Institute.

PCC has also been very involved in the St. Vincent de Paul food bank drive, local civic organizations, nonprofit programming, the Kiwanis food bank in Tonto Basin, health fairs and a variety of charitable events, to name just a few.

“We may be corporate owned, but we are Payson — our staff, our building and those we care for,” said Backes.

“It is our wish that this holiday season you share our commitment to others by visiting our care center and join an activity, share a story with a resident or staff member, or enjoy our monthly pancake breakfast. Have a blessed holiday season and thank you for supporting us, Payson. We support you as well,” said Hackerott.


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